Lo Duca released at Colorado Springs
Veteran catcher Paul Lo Duca was released Friday at Triple-A Colorado Springs, ending his hopes of making a comeback with the Colorado Rockies. Lo Duca lost his spot on the Sky Sox’s roster when catcher Paul Phillips cleared waivers and accepted his minor league assignment.
The Rockies designated Phillips for assignment when they recalled catcheron Tuesday.
Lo Duca, 38, hit .233 (10-for-43) with one homer and seven RBI in 14 games for the Sky Sox. He spent most of April in extended spring training after straining a muscle in his right armpit during an exhibition game. Lo Duca, who was out of the game in 2009, played for Rockies managerwhen Tracy managed the Dodgers.